Gulf of Nicoya

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Gulf of Nicoya seen from space (false color)

The Gulf of Nicoya (Spanish: Golfo de Nicoya) is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica, and encompasses a marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, rocky islands and cliffs.

The first Spanish landing in Nicaragua took place here in 1519.[1]


Sunset over the Nicoya Peninsula and Gulf of Nicoya


  1. ^ Stanislawski, Dan (1983). The Transformation of Nicaragua 1519–1548. Ibero-Americana. 54. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-09680-0.

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Coordinates: 9°48′N 84°48′W / 9.8°N 84.8°W / 9.8; -84.8